Falésia do Sismito (Cretaceous of Brazil)

Also known as Cajual Island; Seismophis septentrionalis type

Where: Maranhão, Brazil (2.5° S, 44.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.4° S, 19.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Alcântara Formation (Itapecuru Group), Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• Alcântara Formation, Itapecuru Group, São Luis-Grajaú Basin

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimens stored at the Centro de Pesquisas de História Natural e Arqueologia do Maranhão (CPHNAMA), São Luiz, Maranhão, Brazil

Primary reference: A. S. Hsiou, A. M. Albino, M. A. Medeiros and R. A. B. Santos. 2013. The oldest Brazilian snakes from the early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138577: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 22.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata -
cf. Seismophis septentrionalis Hsiou et al. 2013 snake
VT-1222 (incomplete midtrunk vertebra)
Seismophis septentrionalis n. gen. n. sp. Hsiou et al. 2013 snake
VT-1221 - holotype (almost complete posterior trunk vertebra)